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  •  DVARAVATI KINGDOM
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    DVARATI KINGDOM
    6-11th Centuries

             Dvaravati Kingdom, the first stage established by Mon people, flourished in the Central Area, which now is the heart of Thailand.

             "Dvaravati" in Sanskrit language means "The consisting of doors". This kingdom inherited Buddhism from India.

             Dvaravati craftsmen were renowned for their stonework, excelled at a bas-reliefs. Ancient monuments and objects of art that are found in the area were clearly influenced by the Gupta style. Thammajak (The Wheel of the Law), is the typical Gupta motifs of India created in Dvaravati Period.
     
    SRIVIJAYA EMPIRE
    7-13th Centuries

             Srivijaya Empire based at Sumatra (south of Thailand) and was strong in the southern peninsula. A Srivijaya stone inscription number 23 was found at Semamuang Temple in Chaiya district of Surajthani.

     
    KHMER EMPIRE (KHOM)
    9-13th Centuries

             The Khmer Empire, expanded from the area of Angkor in Cambodia. Khmer cultures, arts, and religion heavily influenced by Indian's. The characters in stone lintels are mainly depicted Hindu and some Mahayana Buddhist. And the bas-relief shows the god-king, or Devaraja.  

             The famous architecture of Khmer style is called "Prasart Hin " (Stone Castle). The famous lintel, "Naraya Banthomsin", was created in the period of Khmer Empire.

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